Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Most Vulnerable Among Us

Contract killings, kidnapping, drug trafficking, prostitution and human smuggling are only a few of MS-13’s criminal activities.  Originally most of the members were Salvadorans whose extraordinary violence and viciousness caught the attention of the Sinaloa Cartel who began to use them as soldiers in their ongoing war against their drug dealing competitors, primarily Los Zetas.
Friday, the FBI announced an international roundup of hundreds of MS-13 gang members and gang affiliates.  A total of 263 members of MS-13 were arrested.  While this seems like a substantial number, there are a reported 30,000 to 50,000 members in North America so it’s unlikely the arrests will put much of a dent in the gang’s illegal operations.
Whether it’s MS-13 or the major drug cartels, the role these organizations play–both direct and indirect–in the sexual abuse of children is rarely mentioned.   (more...)

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